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Population in 2010: 389. Population change since 2000: +2.6%
Males: 220  (56.7%)
Females: 169  (43.3%)

Median resident age:  44.3 years
New Mexico median age:  37.7 years

Zip codes: 87553.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $35,555 (it was $24,107 in 2000)
Rio Lucio:

$35,555
NM:

$42,558
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $19,109

Rio Lucio CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $98,303 (it was $83,900 in 2000)
Rio Lucio:

$98,303
NM:

$157,500
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $150,922; Detached houses: $200,252; Mobile homes: $56,849

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  • Hispanic - 368 (94.6%)
  • White alone - 14 (3.6%)
  • Two or more races - 4 (1.0%)
  • American Indian alone - 3 (0.8%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Rio Lucio: 88.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: French (1.7%), Arab (1.2%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 7267 feet

Land area: 1.07 square miles.

Population density: 364 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Rio Lucio:

  • High school or higher: 81.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.7%
  • Unemployed: 19.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 47.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Rio Lucio CDP:

  • Never married: 33.3%
  • Now married: 53.3%
  • Separated: 0.9%
  • Widowed: 6.2%
  • Divorced: 6.2%

8 residents are foreign born (2.1% Latin America).

This place:  2.1%
New Mexico:  9.3%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $690 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $493 (0.5%)

Rio Lucio satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Santa Fe, NM (38.8 miles , pop. 62,203).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Albuquerque, NM (90.0 miles , pop. 448,607).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (405.0 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities: Picuris Pueblo, NM (0.9 miles) , Picuris, NM (1.0 miles) , Penasco, NM (1.5 miles ), Chamisal, NM (1.5 miles ), Vadito, NM (1.7 miles ), Dixon, NM (2.7 miles) , Truchas, NM (3.4 miles ), Talpa, NM (3.5 miles ).

Latitude: 36.19 N, Longitude: 105.72 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 505

Rio Lucio household income distribution Rio Lucio home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

9.7%
New Mexico:

7.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (24%)
  • Public administration (24%)
  • Retail trade (18%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (11%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (7%)
  • Information (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (28%)
  • Retail trade (22%)
  • Educational services (19%)
  • Public administration (11%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Construction (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Construction laborers (14%)
  • Carpenters (11%)
  • Life, physical, and social science technicians (8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (8%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (14%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (12%)
  • Child care workers (9%)
  • Accountants and auditors (5%)
  • Drafters, engineering, and mapping technicians (5%)
  • Other healthcare support occupations (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)

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Earthquake activity:

Rio Lucio-area historical earthquake activity is above New Mexico state average. It is 57% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/10/2005 at 22:08:22, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 73.0 miles away from the city center
On 1/3/2007 at 14:34:38, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.4 MW, 4.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 75.9 miles away from Rio Lucio center
On 8/1/2004 at 06:50:47, a magnitude 4.4 (4.4 MB, 4.3 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 58.3 miles away from the city center
On 3/22/2004 at 12:09:56, a magnitude 4.4 (4.4 MB, 4.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 66.6 miles away from the city center
On 9/5/2001 at 10:52:07, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 89.8 miles away from Rio Lucio center
On 8/10/2005 at 22:08:16, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 MB, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 72.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Taos County (6) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 2, Snows: 2, Fires: 2, Storms: 2, Hurricane: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Rio Lucio:

  • TAOS DIALYSIS (DCI) (Dialysis Facility, about 15 miles away; TAOS, NM)
  • TAOS LIVING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; TAOS, NM)
  • HOLY CROSS HOSPITAL A DIV OF TAOS HEALTH SYSTEMS (Hospital, Acute Care Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, about 15 miles away; TAOS, NM)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Rio Lucio:

  • New Mexico Highlands University (about 51 miles; Las Vegas, NM; Full-time enrollment: 2,197)
  • University of Phoenix-Albuquerque Campus (about 84 miles; Albuquerque, NM; FT enrollment: 5,120)
  • Adams State College (about 89 miles; Alamosa, CO; FT enrollment: 2,076)
  • University of New Mexico-Main Campus (about 92 miles; Albuquerque, NM; FT enrollment: 19,438)
  • Central New Mexico Community College (about 93 miles; Albuquerque, NM; FT enrollment: 8,765)
  • Fort Lewis College (about 141 miles; Durango, CO; FT enrollment: 3,463)
  • San Juan College (about 142 miles; Farmington, NM; FT enrollment: 3,028)

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Taos County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
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Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 6.0%
(0.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 6.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 3.5% for other race residents, 42.9% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This place:  2.5 people
New Mexico:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  71.5%
Whole state:  65.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  3.8%
Whole state:  8.2%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Rio Lucio, NM

Rio Lucio compared to New Mexico state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage above state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Rio Lucio travel time to work - commute


Rio Lucio mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Wood (38%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (32%)
  • Utility gas (17%)
  • Electricity (8%)
  • Other fuel (5%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Rio Lucio CDP (based on Taos County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 69.80%
Here69.8%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionLDS (Mormon) ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)Jewish
Adherents85.7%3.1%2.2%1.7%1.4%
Congregations50.0%7.4%4.4%4.4%-
NameAssemblies of GodPentecostal Church of GodChurches of ChristEpiscopal ChurchOther
Adherents1.2%0.9%0.9%0.8%2.2%
Congregations7.4%2.9%4.4%1.5%17.6%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 7
Taos County:

2.22 / 10,000 pop.
New Mexico:

1.44 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Taos County:

0.63 / 10,000 pop.
New Mexico:

0.32 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 13
Taos County:

4.13 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.06 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 55
Here:

17.46 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.12 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

5.9%
New Mexico:

6.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Taos County:

15.7%
New Mexico:

22.1%

7.16% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($47,143 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.16%
New Mexico average:

7.94%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Bernalillo County, NM  0.75% ($33,872 average AGI)
from Rio Arriba County, NM  0.31% ($23,306)
from Santa Fe County, NM  0.25% ($51,276)


6.58% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($32,238 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.58%
New Mexico average:

7.42%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Bernalillo County, NM  1.18% ($26,276 average AGI)
to Santa Fe County, NM  0.36% ($42,098)
to Rio Arriba County, NM  0.32% ($25,167)

Strongest AM radio stations in Rio Lucio:

  • KKOB (770 AM; 50 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KDCE (950 AM; 4 kW; ESPANOLA, NM; Owner: RICHARD L. GARCIA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KSWV (810 AM; 5 kW; SANTA FE, NM; Owner: LA VOZ BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KNMX (540 AM; 5 kW; LAS VEGAS, NM; Owner: SANGRE DE CRISTO B/DCASTING CO, INC)
  • KTRC (1260 AM; 5 kW; SANTA FE, NM; Owner: AGM NEVADA, LLC)
  • KTNN (660 AM; 50 kW; WINDOW ROCK, AZ; Owner: THE NAVAJO NATION)
  • KICA (980 AM; 50 kW; CLOVIS, NM; Owner: BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)
  • KHAC (880 AM; 43 kW; TSE BONITO, NM; Owner: WESTERN INDIAN MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KKIM (1000 AM; 10 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: AGM-NEVADA, LLC)
  • KINF (1020 AM; 50 kW; ROSWELL, NM; Owner: JAMES CRYSTAL HOLDINGS OF NEW MEXICO, INC.)
  • KOA (850 AM; 50 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KMUL (1380 AM; 50 kW; MULESHOE, TX; Owner: BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)
  • KLTT (670 AM; 50 kW; COMMERCE CITY, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Rio Lucio:

  • KTAO (101.9 FM; TAOS, NM; Owner: TAOS COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • KBOM (94.7 FM; SANTA FE, NM; Owner: AGM NEVADA, LLC)
  • KQBA (107.5 FM; LOS ALAMOS, NM; Owner: HUTTON MEDIA, L.L.C.)
  • KKIT (99.1 FM; ANGEL FIRE, NM; Owner: DMC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K216CT (91.1 FM; EAGLE NEST, NM; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO)
  • KSFQ (101.1 FM; WHITE ROCK, NM; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KZNM (106.7 FM; LOS ALAMOS, NM; Owner: AGM NEVADA, LLC)
  • K244DO (96.7 FM; ALAMOSA, ETC., CO; Owner: SAN LUIS VALLEY TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KTZO (103.3 FM; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KLYT (88.3 FM; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CONNECTION COMMUNICATIONS ASSOCIATION, INC.)
  • KRST (92.3 FM; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KUNM (89.9 FM; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: BOARD OF REGENTS UNIV. OF NEW MEXICO)
  • KANW (89.1 FM; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: BD. OF EDUC. CITY OF ALBUQUERQUE, NM)
  • KKOB-FM (93.3 FM; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KBZU (96.3 FM; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KMGA (99.5 FM; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KZRR (94.1 FM; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KBQI (107.9 FM; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KPEK (100.3 FM; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KFLQ (91.5 FM; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: FAMILY LIFE BROADCASTING SYSTEM)

TV broadcast stations around Rio Lucio:

  • K11IZ (Channel 11; PENASCO, NM; Owner: PENASCO SOCIAL ACTION COMMITTEE)
  • W11AH (Channel 11; TRYON & COLUMBUS, NC; Owner: PULITZER BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • K44CZ (Channel 44; PENASCO, NM; Owner: REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO)
  • K36EY (Channel 36; GALLINA, NM; Owner: KOAT HEARST-ARGYLE TELEVISION, INC.)
  • K06FT (Channel 6; PENASCO, NM; Owner: PENASCO SOCIAL ACTION COMMITTEE)


Rio Lucio on our top lists:

  • #99 on the list of "Top 100 highest located cities"
  • #32 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Kerry (Democrat) in the 2004 Presidential Election"
  • #53 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000"
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